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  • AS BELOW SO ABOVE

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    Hindsight is such a wonderful asset. For without it, how could we have studied nascent societies and cultures?  Without them where would we have realized our beginnings? But it took much more than remnants left behind to connect us with their genius. The contemplative mind has never slept. In whatever romanticized setting is needed to conjure, masonry owes a great deal of its firm grounding to ancient philosophers. Too often the fuller impact of masonry is obscured. We try to make a better world.  However productive, diligent workers are one aspect of a greater process. In that sense, the values of Masonry are universal. And even that captures a stream of thought for which we are indebted to a great thinker and author  Kong Qui a Chinese teacher and philosopher who left his mark during a life well lived, born 28 September, 551 BC. We know him by another more common name- Confucius.  Confucius taught us that belonging and our role in the family was immensely important.   He enjoyed the finer things of life as much as the next man, but he did not think good men should devote their time and energy to the pursuit of personal gain and he didn't believe in immoderate action anywhere, anytime by anyone.  It was for Confucius, a way to answer corruption through transforming society by instilling the values of family in rulers. A ruler had a right heaven granted to rule.  However, if a ruler is corrupt, the people have the right to rebel.  Respect, honour, and duty but if that fails, you have the right to overthrow.  He shared an egalitarian view with Socrates- his students were not chosen from the privileged social elite. Anyone, even the poorest could be a moral person, a superior man. This was a commitment to meritocracy.   And similarly, Masonic students hold an ideal to become the perfect moral person.  We struggle to be human.

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  • TTJT reality ministry

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    God is good

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    God is golden

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    God is life

  • Te connaître Seigneur

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    God is everything 

  • Shabbat Towrah Study

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    Join a group of Yahowah's family as we delve into the Towrah of God. We will expose religious corruption while more importantly espousing Yah's Towrah truth. 
    Hosted by the author of Yada Yahweh, An Introduction to God, Questioning Paul, Prophet of Doom, and Tea with Terrorist. 

  • Truth or Tradition Hosted by Mowreh Elesha Yisrael every Sabbath at 8 am

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    Listen every Sunday to The True Word with Mowreh Elqanah Ben Yisrael, a servant of YAHWEH.   If you want to know the truth! you must listen, we are the True Children Of the MOST HIGH! We must obey YAHWEH and keeps his commandments. Call in ask questions, join in the conversation, and enlighten your mind. We are living in the last days and YAHWEH will redeem his people. You can also call 319-527-6185 Praise YAHWEH ELOHIM! 
     

  • This & That Musical Gumbo for the Fall of the Year

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    It’s Hamp’s Selections from his Collection of Soul-Jazz Music, Vol XXXIX. “This & That Musical Gumbo for the Fall is the theme today. Once again, the Fall of the year arrives reminding us of the coming year holiday season. Time is going by too fast, don’t you think? We play the music all designed to keep you in a groove. My fifth and latest book, Misguided Intentions is published and on the market. People like what they are reading from early reviews. It’s a 374-page novel with a twisting thrill ride.  MI is available at all book outlets in all formats at the Publisher, Outskirts Press.”  “Click on https://outskirtspress.com/MisguidedIntentions  We’re also gearing up for our talk show guests to appear in a YouTube Video on my new talk show format at CHIIAGrpTV. Check that out by clicking on, http://www.chiia.com/home.html.” Hamp’s Corner of America Blog Talk Radio Shows sponsored by our parent company, CHIIA Group’s website at http://hcofa.net/.  Our host’s third book honoring his Grandmother entitled, Gracie Hall-Hampton, the Arkansas Years, 1917-1953 can be found at the Author Page on Amazon.com’s following link,  www.amazon.com/author/codishampton2  Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/HampTwo where you will find the latest details of what’s happening with Hamp.

  • IF YOU HAD IT TO GIVE...

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    If we could roll back time; if every man one of us took serious his oaths; if we employed the tools left for us by Pythagorean notions; the concept of Masonry would be a silent and collective presence for good in the global community. Convincing an opponent the threat on the chess board is without substance has been exploited; turning an apparent weakness into a very apparent strength.   Would it be stretching reality too much to consider the hegemony of Masonry?  Would it be reasonable to suggest to Grand Masters, the influence of Masonry is not apparent in vacillations picked up by the most observant Grand Lodge? What if the draw of Masonry has continued to appeal to contemplative minds? And what if those minds are compelled to forward the practices of Masonry within their agency?  I think it would be difficult to measure but the thought itself opens up incredible possibilities for our future.  Nothing combative is spoken about the status quo by those who carry out an ethical lifestyle. It would take a fool to believe a man could become better through education, or learning that happens with a goal- to morph knowledge into wisdom. Not aggressively but competing within.  That silly little game of hitting a little ball around fields into holes in the ground is anemic without appreciating that it is a test of concentration and control of emotion.  A true golfer, like a true mason, competes within and when he is successful he understands its secrets.  It gives us some satisfaction to consider there may be masonic dark matter that accounts for the greatest influence of great ideas that does not follow the expected behaviour of membership but is far larger than what is visible to us.  The ideas of the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Reformation and Counter Reformation would be lost to in time if not for learners, inspired by a short but unforgettable brush with Masonry. Insight.   

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